The nation in brief

Posted: July 23, 2014 at 3:30 a.m.

Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald of Ohio testifies before a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearings to examine his nomination to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)

VA nominee vows to transform agency

This story is only available from our archives.


« Previous Story

Names and faces

**FILE** Ted Nugent attending The 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in a  January 6, 2005 photo in Las Vegas, Nev. Speaking at the NRA's annual convention Saturday, April 16, 2005, Nugent said each NRA member should try to enroll 10 new members over the next year and associate only with other members. (AP Photo/Arlene Richie, File)

• An American Indian tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene... Read »

Next Story »

Military suicides rise in '14, yet hotlines b...

WASHINGTON -- Suicides among active-duty military members have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials said they ar... Read »